Tension in tectonic faults beneath the floor of the Sea of Marmara continues to rise, threatening another powerful earthquake in Turkey. Against the background of such a forecast, residents of Istanbul began to leave the city in droves.
Now, new aftershocks are regularly recorded in the country, and another natural disaster cannot be ruled out. The situation was made worse by the prophecy of seismologist Frank Hougerbits, who predicted further tremors on March 6-7. The statement by the head of the municipality’s cultural values department, Oktay Ozel, also added to the nervousness of Istanbul residents, writes NEWS.ru.
Ozel demanded that 20,000 historic buildings be strengthened “as soon as possible” against earthquakes. The probability of a devastating natural disaster in Istanbul has been estimated at over 60%. For this reason, many inhabitants of the metropolis try to flee to safe places.
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